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the age of eight, my father inspired me to play the guitar. I decided I
wanted to take classical guitar lessons. Therefore I went to a well
known teacher named, Dick van der Kaaden. After four years of playing
the classical instrument, I wanted to do more challenging stuff. Because
of that I bought an electric guitar!
At the age of eleven, I started to play in my first cover band called: “Undercover” at a later stage I played with yet another cover band called Frantic. We did a couple of gigs, which was a good experience for me, but as my technical skills grew I quitted the band to search for yet another challenge.
So I went to high school; the “HAVO voor muziek en dans”. At this school I was given the opportunity to get a lot of musical training and guitar lessons from Erik ball. Who is an excellent teacher! I became very interested in great players such as: Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Brian May, Stevie ray Vaughan, Richie blackmore and Ace Frehley and some of the early metal guitarist like Paul Gilbert and Yngwie Malmsteen. Later on I discovered guitarist like, Michael Romeo and John Petrucci. I discovered that the style I liked most was Contemporary rock music or progressive metal stuff.
I really dug myself into this stuff and at the age of sixteen I did an audition for the Rotterdam conservatory. I passed with an.8.5. On the Conservatory I got lessons from the following teachers: Menno Gootjes (Focus), Age Kat (the Frog), Leendert Haaksma (Anouk, Trijntje Oosterhuis and Soulvation), Martijn van Agt (Anouk, Ilse de Lange) and Rogier Wagenaar (Claudia de Breij). During my college time I got the opportunity to play with many talented players, I played with people like Isaac Delahaye (God Dethroned), Coen Janssen (Epica) and many more great guys! After four years of studying I graduated on the 22th of june 2005 with an eight!
In my college time I did an audition with the band Xystus. And I passed! With Xystus we did a whole bunch of shows with bands like Epica, After Forever, Kamelot, Trail of Tears and other great bands. One of the highlights was the European tour we did with Epica in 2005. We also released 3 studio albums and we did a massive show in 2008 with a big orchestra called Equilibrio.
As time progresses, I felt the need to search for another band where I can expand my musical abilities! With B.O.D. I found what I was looking for! We did a couple of rehearsals and there was this magic chemistry, so I hope we can rock the stage in the near future!!check out my website:
Mayones Regius 7 electrical guitar green finish
Mayones Regius 7 electrical guitar Purple finish
Mayones Regius 7 electrical guitar White finish (Floyd rose)
ENGL INVADER 100 watt top
Rocktron Expression 19” effect rack unit
Sennheisser ew172 G2 Wireless system
With former band "Xystus":
Receiving Tomorrow (2004)
My Chrysalis single (2007)
Equilibrio CD (2008)
Equilibrio DVD+ 2 live cd (2008)
|Michael Romeo, Jason Becker,Paul Gilbert, Yngwie Malmsteen, Russel Allen, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Marty Friedman, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Tony Mcalpine, John Petrucci, Jason Becker, Nevermore, Jeff Loomis, Megadeth|
|Symphony X, Adagio, Cacophony, Metallica, Queen, Dream Theater, Van Halen, Elegy|
the Divine wings of tragedy and Paradise Lost - Symphony X
Underworld - Adagio
Magnum Opus, Seventh sign - Yngwie Malmsteen
Perpetual Burn - Jason Becker
Dragon’s Kiss - Mart Friedman
Alien love Secrets - Steve Vai
And Justice for all - Metallica
Made in Heaven, Jazz, Queen I - Queen
Metropolis 2 Scenes from a memory - Dream Theater
+ Images and words
Van Halen I + II - Van Halen
Couldn’t stand the Weather - Stevie Ray Vaughan
Yes album : YES
This Godless Endeavour - Nevermore
Zero order Phase - Jeff Loomis
Rust in Peace, Endgame - Megadeth
All solo records - Paul Gilbertbert